📅 2015-Mar-23 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ error, hostname, ice ⬩ 📚 Archive
I changed the hostname of my computer by editing
/etc/hosts, as explained here. After this, whenever I ran Vim and some other programs at the terminal, this message was printed:
_IceTransSocketUNIXConnect: Cannot connect to non-local host old-hostname _IceTransSocketUNIXConnect: Cannot connect to non-local host old-hostname
After a bit of Googling, I found that this error was originating from ICE, an IPC protocol used by X clients. This was due to the old hostname still being present in the
I deleted this file and restarted the computer. The new
~/.ICEauthority that was automatically generated had the new hostname. Also, the error did not occur after this.
Tried with: Ubuntu 14.04